18th Century Suit of Clothes

I have been meaning for some time to make myself a set of late 18th century clothing to wear to longrifle culture events.   As my weight has stabilized at a reasonably healthy level and I had the time due to the pandemic, I decided to get this project done.     I made an 18th century English work shirt, some drop front breeches, and a 1770’s style waistcoat.   The shirt was made of a blue checked cotton and completely hand sewn.   I will not do that again; particularly since I need to make another, smaller, shirt.    The breeches and waistcoat were mostly machine sewn with hand sewing for things like hems and button holes.    I used natural cotton duck for the breeches and blue wool with a red cotton print lining for the waistcoat.

 

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